Graham Bull prize in clinical science and Goulstonian Lectureship 2017
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:07
The Graham Bull prize was established in 1988 in honour of Sir Graham Bull, who was the first director of the Clinical Research Centre at Northwick Park. A trust for the Graham Bull prize was set up to provide money for young research workers under the age of 45 who feel that they have made a major contribution to clinical science.
The prize as designed by the trust is specifically for an application and not for nomination of individuals. The work can cover a wide range of expertise, such as:
- molecular and cellular biology
- imaging technology
- health sciences
The award is open to RCP members and fellows who must apply for their own work to be considered. The sum of £1,000 is offered on a competitive basis each year.
The winner of this prize will be invited to deliver the Goulstonian Lecture, an annual lecture endowed in 1635 by Mrs Ellen Goulston in memory of her husband, Dr Theodore Goulston FRCP.
Researchers must be under the age of 45 on the application closing date (as per the terms of the original bequest), and must be a member or fellow of RCP London.
Further information, including details of how to apply, may be found on the RCP website:
Deadline for applications: Friday 31st March 2017
IBD Registry Update: Upload your patient data in November!
Monday, 31 October 2016 15:36
BSG Position Statement: Straight To Test Pathways for lower GI endoscopy
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 08:51
The BSG has been actively engaging with NHS England on behalf of members around proposals for a Best Practice Tariff (BPT) for lower GI endoscopy through a Straight To Test (STT) pathway. As a result of these discussions a position statement was agreed to both support members locally and put forward the views of the Society to the consultation process around the proposed BPT. In any consideration of a STT pathway, be it with managers or commissioners/payers) for lower GI endoscopy members are urged to have regard for the points made in the statement to ensure patients receive the best possible care and resources are used effectively. While the specifics of the tariff relate to colleagues in England the same issues should be considered in all UK systems.
IBD Registry: October Update
Monday, 03 October 2016 13:42
The final report produced by the UK IBD audit at the Royal College of Physicians has been published and data collection to support audit and quality improvement is moving to the IBD Registry. Teams can participate using a choice of data entry systems including existing local systems. Being part of the IBD Registry will give teams:
- Local data to manage their biologics patients and IBD service more effectively
- The chance to be part of ongoing national audit of the safety and appropriate use of biologics and biosimilars
In time the Registry will become a unique resource for real-world clinical effectiveness and health economic studies in IBD care. The goals for 2016/17 are:
- Transfer data collection from the RCP biological therapy audit web tool, which will be closing, to the IBD Registry.
- Develop a near-complete UK Register of IBD patients on biologics by the end of 2017
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